Many DJs limit how many songs clients can request in advance. Not me: when you book with me, you can request as few or as many songs as you wish. But I also understand why limits exist. In this post, I’ll explain why I allow you to request as many songs as you want, but also why I caution against too many requests. [ More » ]
Theresa and Kyle’s wedding took me to Daniele’s Banquet Specialists on Seneca Turnpike in New Hartford. It’s just a few miles outside of Utica, right up the hill from “Jay-K Corners.” Theresa and Kyle live about halfway between Utica and Albany, so we didn’t have a chance to meet until the reception. But that’s nothing new for me — I’ve worked with many out-of-town couples before. Detailed communication via email and telephone is key to help everything go according to plan!
What a busy wedding season! Although I usually try to give myself one weekend off per month, I somehow managed to let myself book all four weekends in August… so that explains why I’m a little behind on my blogging. In any event, the first weekend in August brought me back to a familiar venue, MKJ Farm in Deansboro. Located about 25 minutes south of Utica, just off route 12B, MKJ Farm provided a perfect setting for Carly and Mike’s wedding, especially considering they just started their own farm not too long ago. [ More » ]
Various Central New York news outlets have published reports this week about a string of wedding reception thefts in the Utica area. At least three local venues were hit by a pair of wedding crashers who walked right in, grabbed the newlywed couple’s gift cards (and the cash inside those cards) and walked right out. There may not be any recourse for the victims, but their experience serves as a lesson for those of you planning future weddings. Find out how weddings can be an easy target — and how some simple planning is all it takes to safeguard your own gifts.
Peter Naughton Productions is proud to officially announce that uplighting is now available! Whether you’re hosting a wedding reception, a company banquet or any other gathering, uplighting can dramatically enhance the look of your event space, and my rates are very competitive! Check out this post for photos and pricing details. [ More » ]
You’ll definitely save money by hiring me to DJ your wedding reception. But don’t take my word for it: TheKnot.com recently surveyed nearly 18,000 U.S. couples who got married in 2015. On average, those couples paid $1171 for their DJ. My rates start at $1000 for four hours of service. Even if you add extra time or uplighting to your event, you could still save money compared to the national average! [ More » ]
We’re just a few days away from Christmas, so it’s only appropriate that I am finally blogging about Frances and Adam’s wedding from October. Why is that appropriate? Well, let’s just say it’s the first time I’ve ever done an October wedding — or a wedding, any month for that matter — where a famous, jolly man in a red suit made an appearance to surprise all the guests! [ More » ]
Well, it happened last year and it happened again this year — I got to a point in the wedding season where things just so busy, my blogging had to take a back seat for awhile. When time gets crunched, preparing for upcoming events takes priority over blogging previous events, but I haven’t forgotten! Finally, I have some time to catch up on at least a little bit of blogging. I’m pleased to share photos and memories from Boni and Michelle’s wedding in Clinton, just outside of Utica. [ More » ]
Every wedding season, I love that I seem to get a combination of weddings at venues where I’ve been before, and some at venues which are new to me. While I’ve heard of MKJ Farm in Deansboro, I’ve never been there until Rina and Jeffrey’s wedding last weekend. What a picture-perfect place for both a ceremony and a reception! And we couldn’t have asked for better weather — clear, sunny skies and perfect temperatures. [ More » ]
My 2014 wedding season is underway! Last night was my first reception of the year, at the Stonebridge Golf and Country Club, southeast of Utica. Because Lindsey and John got married a few weeks earlier in Jamaica, this was their reception for their friends and family “back home” here in Central New York. (And it was my first chance to try out a few new “toys” that I added to my setup during the off-season!) [ More » ]